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I don't see how this can be considered a free speech issue.
The purpose of the tax credit is to allow the taxpayer some control over how their tax dollars are being spent.
If the taxpayer does not take advantage of this priviledge, then the legislature will decide how the money will be spent.
So why doesn't the legislature have a right to place restrictions on this priviledge that has been extended to the taxpayer?
The option is to take away all of the tax credits entirely, unless of course they were put into affect by a taxpayer initiative. Then the legislature should have no control over the tax credits at all.
Dec 28, 2011
I'm trying to figure out how a local government can be prohibited to restrict sales, collect the sales tax, and then be allowed to restrict the use of the fireworks.
Isn't that fraud?
And I guess our duly elected geniuses of state government didn't see things that way. That includes the ninety mental giants in the legislature, our beloved governor, and her legal lackey, the Attorney General.
I really can't blame the cities. They're only trying to protect personal property and lives. Or maybe they all just didn't get a chance to feed a the same trough with the state officials and are waiting their turns.
The only thing I can say is that the article is right - Buyer beware!Dec 28, 2011
Does political party really matter?
Ben Arredondo was in the report and he was both a Republican and a Democrat.
Like Pearce, he's just another one of the hogs feeding at the trough.
At least in this case, he wasn't eatting at the tax payers trough.
But the tax payer will foot the bill for all the investigators and prosecutors that have to justify their tax payer funded jobs.May 11, 2011
You guys are missing the whole picture.
First, they've been trying to close Mill Avenue to traffic for the last 10 years. This will allow them to do it. If you want to go downtown, you’ll walk or ride the trolley. This frees up land now being used for parking to be redeveloped for revenue producing real estate.
Secondly, follow the money. The biggest benefactor to the light rail on Apache has been ASU. They will also benefit from this. They can get more student housing built along Mill Avenue and fee up additional land being use for parking.
Hallman already said this. It's not a transportation solution. It's a redevelopment tool. The city could never get people to put money into Apache Blvd until the light rail was built. Now they're playing the same card on Mill Ave.
We can only hope that they want to use capital revenue and then need for us to vote on it, unlike the light rail.
Oct 25, 2010